- Global Ethics Review: "Homo Empathicus" & the Pandemic, with Alexander Görlach
As the world still struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Fellow Alexander Görlach discusses his book "Homo Empathicus," the role of empathy in politics, and China and human rights. How can the Biden administration get American democracy back on the right track? How should democracies respond to China and author autocratic nations?
- Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part Two
In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of COVID-19 and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Nikolas Gvosdev and Joel Rosenthal. After a disastrous response, is the U.S. still considered a leader among its allies? How has the Biden administration fared in its first months?
- Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part One
In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. Has the pandemic increased cooperation or competition? What's the status of China after this past year?
- Pandemic Ethics: Where Do We Go from Here?
The pandemic has made us all shockingly aware of the way that a highly infectious disease exposes the moral frailties of our social systems. In this virtual event moderated by Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach, leading ethicists and historians discuss their work, how it has been affected by the pandemic, and what lessons we may take away from this global crisis.
- AI & Equality Initiative: Algorithmic Bias & the Ethical Implications
In this AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with three researchers working with the University of Melbourne's Centre for AI and Digital Ethics about bias in data and algorithms. How can these types of biases have adverse effects on health and employment? What are some legal and ethical tools that can be used to confront these challenges?
- Vaccine Ethics: What Are We Learning from COVID-19?
As the race for COVID–19 vaccines enters its next stage, we are faced with broad ethical challenges, along with specific questions of principle and practice. How should countries and the global community plan for distribution and allocation? What can and should be done to bolster trust in the vaccines? Public health experts Ruth Faden, Nicole Hassoun, Clive Meanwell, and Reed Tuckson discuss these questions and much more in this webinar moderated by Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
- The Democratic Community: A Path for U.S. Engagement? with Ash Jain
Polling data suggests that the American public is not in favor of isolationism, but wants to adjust the terms of U.S. engagement. In this webinar, the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain and Senior Fellows Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin assess the “democratic community” approach. Will deepening cooperation with an alliance of democracies be the way forward?
- Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order
In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent webinar with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council. What will the role of the United States be in the "post-pandemic order"? Will the international response to COVID-19, as well as other environmental considerations, lead to a new "affirmative agenda" for U.S. foreign policy?
- The Doorstep: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China
Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin, with international relations scholar and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless Internet. The first podcast features a review of under the radar news like the leaked FinCEN files and the second wave of COVID-19 hitting Europe and how these impact American citizens; a look ahead at what to expect from the from the first presidential debate next week; and a discussion of the China-U.S. frenemy relationship and how that might impact U.S. consumers, especially TikTok and WeChat users.
- The Ethics of Non-Cooperation: COVID Vaccine Questions
The search for a COVID-19 vaccine is another example of how the pandemic has increased competition among nations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Will the Trump administration proceed with its "transactional mindset" if the U.S. is the first to develop a vaccine? Will China and Canada be able to work together despite ideological differences?
- Hard Choices on China
The USGE program has opened its second survey on U.S. foreign policy, and this one has an emphasis on assessing the relative ranking of values and support for democracy within the respondent's overall calculus. When it comes to the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, this leads to some tough conversations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
- Human Security is National Security: After the Event
U.S. Naval War College's Professor Derek S. Reveron took part in a Carnegie Council webinar on human security and national security, moderated by Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. This post follows up on some queries that were posed during the discussion.
- We The People: Democracy in 2020
Mass protests have erupted around the world over the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Carnegie New Leader Rachel Baranowski argues that this moment has created an inflection point that challenges the status quo and pushes for a more inclusive meaning to the phrase "We The People."
- Ethical Dilemmas in Ensuring Human Security
In this blog post, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent "Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic" webinar with Derek Reveron. What are the ethical considerations for policymakers that involve real human security trade-offs?
- Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic, with Derek Reveron
Professor Derek Reveron, chair of the U.S. Naval War College's National Security Affairs Department, discusses how subnational and transnational forces--namely, the COVID-19 pandemic--intersect with national security in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. What are the implications for how politicians and policymakers conceptualize American foreign and defense policy in the 2020s? How should the U.S. reconsider the ways it looks at national security?
- "Remain in Mexico" & Immigration Policy in 2020, with Molly O'Toole
Molly O'Toole, immigration and security reporter at the "Los Angeles Times," discusses Trump's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy and its many ethical and legal issues. What's the status of challenges against this policy? How has it been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus, she draws some connections between the George Floyd protests against policy brutality and the issues that migrants face at the border.
- The Ethics of the Coronavirus Lockdown, with Christian Barry
Due to COVID-19, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about in many nations. Philosopher Christian Barry explores how the costs of these lockdowns can be weighed in a morally plausible way against the costs arising from increased spread of the virus. Many issues come back to a central question: Under what circumstances can some people be expected, even compelled, to bear costs for the sake of others?
- The Breonna Taylor/George Floyd Narrative? Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Standing
In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev asks: With the COVID-19 pandemic already calling America's leadership role into question, how will the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by law enforcement impact foreign policy?
- The Pandemic Extends the Trend away from Globalism
One would expect that when the people of the world face a major, devastating, external threat, they would unite to fight it. However, the response to the global spread of COVID-19 has had the opposite effect, writes Amitai Etzioni. To understand the reasons for this, one needs to ask: What was the global order like just before the pandemic broke, and in what direction was it trending?
- Vox Populi: After the Event
Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev follows up on his recent "Vox Populi" webinar. The virtual event with Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz explored polling data on what Americans think about foreign policy. How will recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic collapse, and protests change any of these conclusions?